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MSNBC
Oct 7, 2013 7:00pm PDT
stake so much higher. >> john boehner kept saying i want to have a kchgs. >> he used the word conversation 22 times in that interview. >> the goal posts have moved again. >> now they are stuck. >> for them, a win is -- >> full capitulation. >> to have him cry uncle. >> it's time for us to take a stand. >> it's not enough to take a stand. in the end you have to govern. >> the boehner bhungalers. that's the headline of the column in the "new york times" today. what he called the keeply incompetent house republican leadership. the professor goes on to refer to the house of representatives as the keystone cops and the boehner bungle eebungleers. but there is another possible. the one that no one is considering. what if what if john boehner and the house republican leadership and senator ted cruise know exactly what they're doing and exactly why they're doing it? what if they are playing a much longer and bigger game than anyone has noticed. what if their concern is the presidency and nothing but the presidency? and what if the republican party, the party that created the modern im
MSNBC
Oct 16, 2013 12:00am PDT
countiry will prevent a first of its kind default. a deal offered by speaker john boehner to reopen the government and lift the debt ceiling, one that was supposed to be voted on by the house tonight as i speak to you. that deal has now been nixed. republican leadership in the house appear to have no idea what to do next and there is no good reason to believe anyone knows what will happen next. the house measure that was to have been voted on would have funded the government through december 15, extended the debt limit to february 7 and ended employer contributions to health insurance for members of congress and its staff, the white house and its staff as well as cabinet members. in this case government contributions since the government is the employer. as that made its way to the house rules committee, heritage activists urged them to vote no. and shortly after a vote was killed. just 24 hours after we thought we had a deal coming from the senate. >> reporter: here is another layer of gamesmanship to the drama playing out in washington. senator ted cruz in texas convened in a secret m
MSNBC
Oct 15, 2013 11:00pm PDT
." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this. john boehner, i'm talking to you. i think you need advice from outside that caucus. i'm afraid it's smothering you. it's killing any impulse you have to call the shots and end this government shutdown. worse yet, the approaching default on the country's debt. this historic embarrassment to your party, to your beloved house of representatives, this deep injury to your country. here i think it's fair to say are your options, mr. speaker. you can continue down the road, that little band of warriors on your party's right has assigned you. that means sticking with them all the way, following whatever course the fartherest out 30 of your caucus want you to take. going after the affordable care act at every stop, giving up on any bipartisan solution to the debt crisis, then doing the whole thing over again every two months from now until the end of your speakership. causing havoc global economic mayhem at maximum. the value of our currency, our word. you want to get down that road, mr. speaker? how about this
MSNBC
Oct 8, 2013 4:00pm EDT
flank, release the economic hostages and reopen the federal government? with house speaker john boehner maintaining that all he wants to do is have a conversation with the president, he got his wish today. when president obama rang him up. and we have just learned that speaker boehner will make a statement at 4:30 p.m., which, of course, we'll bring you live. and president obama today called on the speaker, reiterating that he's willing to negotiate with republicans, just as soon as they reopen the government and stop threatening to default on the nation's debt. just because they don't like the health care law. that's the president's position. and at a press conference today, he stuck with it. >> i will sit down and work with anyone of any party, not only to talk about the budget. i'll talk about ways to improve the health care system. i'm ready to head up to the hill and try. i'll even spring for dinner again. but i'm not going to do it until the more extreme parts of the republican party stop forcing john boehner to issue threats about our economy. we can't make extortion routine as part of our d
MSNBC
Oct 16, 2013 4:00am EDT
>> is the constituency that john boehner has been trying to please with this 15-day shutdown essentially satiated that he fought as much as he wanted? thank you all, that is all in for this evening. the rachel maddow show start now. >>> we begin our coverage here almost where we left hit. tonight harry reid and mitch mcconnell are trying to hammer out a bipartisan deal to end the government shutdown and keep the government from blowing past the debt ceiling and defaulting on their national bills. senators reed and mcconnell announced yesterday that they were close to agreement and then the whole thing fell apart in a giant clattering mess. it's been kind of like the movie groundhog day only a little scarier and a lot stranger. and our story begins here, the speaker of the house, there's no need to adjust your set because this is supposed to be a photo of jim demint. he resigned from the senate back in january and he last served in the senate eight years ago. he might as well based on what happened today the guy who controls the united states house of representatives. john boe
MSNBC
Oct 14, 2013 2:00pm PDT
together and do a deal at this hour and john boehner is going to accept it? boehner is going to be able to take whatever these gentlemen come up with in the senate and go over to the house and say hey, guys, come on. i've got some new tea for you to drink. it ain't going to happen. this is nothing but false hope. i will be stunned if we don't default. i will be stunned if there is a deal. now meanwhile, the backdrop of all of this, republicans who shut down the government are using our nation's veterans as pawns in their battle to win back political opinion. yeah, i constantly have to be ask yourself the question throughout all of this, where are the american people. what is our threshold. what do we want? well, we want a government that works, we want a government that's open and we want a deal that's going to give the middle class a chance in this country. americans overwhelmingbly blame republicans for the shutdown by a 22-point margin. that's a heck of a number. so why are the democrats even dealing with these people? with those numbers, the righties just keep getting desperate. on
MSNBC
Oct 15, 2013 5:00pm PDT
meeting in the basement of for tiera coast, met to see what house speaker john boehner had planned. >> we know the morning meeting began with funeral parlor owner turned congressman steve sutherland of florida led his fellow republicans in singing "amazing grace. the vitt for amendment which amounts to a salary cut for lawmakers and their much less well compensated staff. he clarified there was in fact no plan. two days before a possible unprecedented default and the speaker has no idea what he's doing. democrats who fashioned the compromise were furious. >> as nancy pelosi pointed out, the speaker didn't even have the votes. >> they don't have the votes for what they have today. they have their own internal combustion. >> what looked yesterday like a solution today has been sabotaged by the house. and on top of that politico reporting that house leadership is still considering sending lawmakers home after a vote tonight. a bid to try to force the senate to accept the house's bill. one senate republican aid placed the blame on a particular senator from texas ted cruz and his ftorti
MSNBC
Oct 15, 2013 10:00pm PDT
possible common denominator. >> why? >> the house deal collapsed. >> john boehner does not have the votes. >> is he in control. >> one member said it was a caca sandwich. >> a lot of opinions about what direction to go. >> boehner is still held captive. >> this isn't the first time. >> we saw this with the fiscal cliff, the farm bill. >> john boehner does not have the votes. >> seam problem here. >> why are they doing this? >> we get closer and closer to the edge. >> we are about to default. >> everybody gets hurt. >> time is money. >> working on a way forward. >> there is a battle for the soul of the republican party. >> i'm very disappointed with john boehner. >> what a speaker has to do is get the job done. ♪ >>> john boehner spent the day proving to the crazies in his party that it is impossible for anything that the crazies want to pass the house of representatives. first, boehner and the leadership offered republicans in the house the option of voting on something similar to the senate agreement with the difference being some changes to the affordable care act. it quickly became c
Univision
Oct 9, 2013 6:00am EDT
cÁmara pongamos a despuÉs de hablar con el presidente, el presidente de la camara, john boehner criticÓ con firmeza la postura de obama. los estadounidenses esperan que resolvamos los estadounidenses esperan que resolvamos nuestras diferencias, pero negarse a otro de los temas que el presidente obama tambien esta poniendoosbre la maesa de los legisladores es la reforma migratoria y es que ayer por la tarde tras la marcha canimo americano, tanto senadores como lideres comunitarios fueron arrestados, claudia uceda nos cuenta que sucedio. con estas cintas rojas en sus brazos, cientos de personas marcharon desde la explanada de los monumentos hacia la entrada del capitolio .... 200 personas fueron arrestadas.. primero con estas cintas rojas en sus brazos, cientos de personas marcharon desde la explanada de los en breve el clima y el transito con con estas cintas rojas en sus brazos, cientos de personas marcharon desde la explanada de los monumentos hacia la entrada del capitolio ....
MSNBC
Oct 8, 2013 1:00am PDT
speaker john boehner shut down the government. mark meadows' strategy in the document is the strategy that republicans followed that indeed got us the government shutdown we have which is in its seventh day. the mark meadows letter had a demand in it. and it was, demand that was not addressed to democrats in the house or democrats in the senate or president obama or anybody else who you think would be on the opposite side of a mark meadows demand letter. no the demand was actually made to republican house speaker john boehner. the letter essentially said, i mark meadows and republican members of congress who signed on to the letter with me demand that you, john boehner shut down the government. make the funding of the federal government contingent on getting health reform. getting rid of health reform. and if president obama does not agree to get rid of health reform. if he does not agree to that. shut down the government. we demand that you follow this strategy. it is amazing to think that a brand new freshman member of congress with no national profile. know additional position of p
MSNBC
Oct 11, 2013 1:00pm EDT
most amazing thing about it, i believe house republican leaders including john boehner understood the danger that they were getting into, they just couldn't figure out a way to avoid it. >> the other thing this poll shows is that the president's refusal to negotiate on his obama care or affordable care act, that has support of 40% agreeing, 43% disagreeing with the fact it should be reopened. mark. >> this maybe, as our polsters point out silver lining for republicans here. essentially split looking whether president obama should negotiate and actually asked should negotiations occur after the debt ceiling has been increased and the government is fully operational. so the country is split with just 3 percentage more saying -- disagreeing with president obama's position here. although it does seem like a lot of maneuvers from the meeting last night he might be able to dapg ell dangle a concession or two to get the government open. >> lets talk about the value summit. ted cruz was one of the headliners today. ted cruz gets hammered in this poll. >> yeah. you know, andrea, his favorable,
MSNBC
Oct 16, 2013 7:00am PDT
off a default. among house republicans and another embarrassment for speaker john boehner. it's now day 16. there we are, a picture of capitol hill. the government shutdown is possible. they're looking at that deadline. it is default eve, but there are some optimism the senate could come to the rescue. in fact when minority leader mitch mcconnell arrived at the capitol this morning, he said we are getting there and even had a spring in his step. here's what a group of female senators working together said. >> for the first question let's just do a show of hands. are you confident that woe will get a deal in time for this deadline? >> yes. we have to. >> unanimous three of three. the senate deal would lift the debt limit throughs february 7th, it would fund the government until january 15th and it would also ask lawmakers to come together on a budget before christmas. and one tea party congressman thinks it will pass in the house. >> harry reid and mitch mcconnell are going to work out a deal today and it's going to come to the house. >> what's going to happen? >> more than likely it
MSNBC
Oct 10, 2013 5:00pm PDT
plans to stay the night. house speaker john boehner's strategy of the day, as best we can tell, was to offer the white house a clean raise the debt ceiling for six weeks, in the beginning of formal budget negotiations, all while the government would remain shutdown. today's strategy does not appear to be working. and now john boehner has to figure out what tomorrow's strategy is. put yourself in john boehner's chu shoes for a moment. imagine what it's like for him to wake up every morning and face the forces that are assembled against him. one simple goal. to survive another day. john boehner must find a way to placate the tea party, whose irate with any talk of negotiations not including obama care, the entirety of american finance capitalism, that has told him he cannot blow through the debt ceiling, and then there's the american people. according to a new nbc news poll, both the gop and the tea party's favorability rating that sunk to an all-time low. and 53% of americans blame republicans in congress for the budget standoff, compared to 31% who blame the president. with those th
MSNBC
Oct 10, 2013 12:00am PDT
. >> the shutdown continues. >> nine days into the government shutdown, and house speaker john boehner insists there will be no unconditional surrender by republicans. >>> today, with negotiations in washington, d.c. stalled and with republicans and no exit strategy, the gop is changing the ransom. they are no longer demanding the president and democrats delay obama care, their new demands are actually their old demands. and to deliver them from this hopeless situation, the gop is turning to a familiar face with a familiar refrain. >> the next president of the united states, paul ryan. >> i accept the calling of my generation to give the generation of my children to us. >> you have to pull it from my generation. >> i had a feeling there would be mixed reaction so let me get into it. >> yes, paul ryan, the buy whose budget helped to cause the gop an election, today, in an op-ed piece, ryan revealed the strategy of the republicans. >> there are strategies to get the debt under control. >> yes, he is looking at the entitlement reform, being beltway speak for cutting medicare and social security.
FOX News
Oct 15, 2013 12:00pm PDT
a plan. that's after the house speaker, john boehner, said republican leaders were trying to come up with a plan of their own. >> there are a lot of opinions about what direction to go. there have been no decisions about what exactly we will do. but we're going to continue to work with our members on both sides of the aisle to try to make sure there's no issue of default, and to get our government re-opened. >> today the majority lead ex-harry reid, called accused house g.o.p. leaders of attacking by bipartisanship. >> this is so disappointing, on the eve of financial destruction for this great country -- that's what it is -- to appease a small group of people over there is so disappointing. >> of course there are but two days left before treasury officials say the government could default on its debt, potentially causing irreversible damage to the economy. there's a new poll that shows 74% of americans say they disapprove how republicans in congress are hale handling the negotiations, compared to 61% of the democrats and 53% who say the president is handling this poorly. >> it appea
CNN
Oct 8, 2013 10:00am PDT
interesting to note, wolf, that the president's phone call to house speaker john boehner came shortly after the remarks from the house speaker earlier this morning. white house officials saying the president essentially told the speaker we are where we are right now, that the president is not going to negotiate larger issues like the budget or health care until this threat of a government shutdown and a debt default have been resolved. so that is where things stand right now. really no progress versus, you know, day seven, date eight is not that much different, wolf, at this point, but the president is going to be taking questions in the briefing room at the white house in less than an hour or now or at least scheduled to do so. and it is important to note that this is basically the president's first press conference of this shutdown and so he'll be taking questions and one of those questions will likely be what house speaker john boehner said earlier this morning, that he just wants to sit down, that he just wants to negotiate, that there has never been a president who hasn't negotia
CNN
Oct 8, 2013 1:00pm EDT
speaker john boehner but it wasn't exactly the conversation that boehner has been speaking. here is what the speaker said before he spoke to the president. >> americans expect us to work out our differences. but refuse to go negotiate is an untenable position and, frankly, by refusing to negotiate, harry reid and the president are putting our country on a pretty dangerous path. listen. there has never been a president in our history that did not negotiate over the debt limit. never. >> so what did the president say during that phone conversation? our senior white house correspondent jim atocosta is standing by at the white house. what is the white house saying about the phone call, jim? >> reporter: it's interesting to note, wolf, that the president's phone call to house speaker john boehner came shortly after the remarks from the house speaker earlier this morning. white house officials saying the president essentially told the speaker we are where we are right now, that the president is not going to negotiate larger issues like the budget or health care until this threat of a gove
Al Jazeera America
Oct 8, 2013 8:00pm EDT
and called john boehner. after dualing press conferences between the president, he was in the briefing room for more than an hour today and john boehner, it was clear that we were right back where we started first thing this morning and that is at a stand off. the president had two missions today. first, he wanted to continue this tkr-pl bea drum beat involn boehner. it would keep the government open far short period of time up until next month. putting pressure on john boehner saying both were there if they will help democrats to push across the finish adam. >> let's put people back to work. there are enough reasonable and democrats in the house who are willing to vote yes on a budget that the senate has already passed. as soon as they proceed against every item in the budget. >> job two for president today. there are those that call default denyers. they look at this impending deadline of october 17th, john. it's thought that bad. the president is alarming people, needlesly, the government can get by. it can pay its credittors, it can prioritize. the president is having none of that.
FOX Business
Oct 15, 2013 11:00am EDT
speaker john boehner. tick tock goes the debt clock, there are now two competing bills on the hill. one in the senate, and another at the house. this man just won the nobel prize for economics and he is a frequent guest on this program. yale professor bob shiller. what does he make of the chaos in washington? you will find out this hour. and while he was most iconic brands in american business, entrepreneur and businessman on the fallout for america created by washington. all that and so much more on this hour of "markets now." connell: that is the big story of this government shutdown. we will have speaker boehner and the rest any minute from capitol hill. the microphones without anybody behind them. we will see what they have to say about the plans. dagen: bob shiller just won a nobel prize for economics. studied how basically longer run markets are less efficient, ow people are risk-averse, how optimism and pessimism affects the market. how what is happening washington changed our optimism. connell: and it is fun to have him on. we know bob, he is on a lock. all right, down by 6
MSNBC
Oct 9, 2013 1:00am EDT
obama took 18 question tuesday at his press conference. speaker john boehner took exactly two questions. so who's the guy who is a frayed -- afraid of talking about the shutdown. >> republicans have no interest in shutting down the government. >> shutting down the government is irresponsible. it is as simple as that. >> day act of the government shutdown. >> full steam ahead on a government shutdown. >> this is a very complicated issue. >> new polls show no one smelling like roses. >> 70% disapproval rating. >> 70%, put the fault with republicans. their numbers are declining. >> i know the american people are tired of it. lord knows i'm tired of it. this is not a complicated piece of business. >> eyeing the debt ceiling. >> all about the debt ceiling. all this talk about default. >> it's nonsense. >> demagoguery. false demagoguery. >> when i hear people trying to downplay the conventions of that. >> nonsense. >> a lot of demagoguery. >> irresponsible. >> alternatives are popping up. >> some discussion about my powers under the 14th amendment. that's going to make people nervous. >> very
MSNBC
Oct 15, 2013 9:00pm PDT
house of representatives. john boehner gets to hold the gavel so he controls that but not much more. jim demint no longer holds any office in this country anymore. he now runs a conservative think tank, even though he's no longer in congress, jim demint might as well be the speaker of the house. today we entered day 15 of the government shutdown, just over 24 hours away of defaulting on our national debt, hitting the debt ceiling and running out of money to pay our bills. there are tea party republicans who say they're not worried about the thursday deadline for hitting the debt cells. china is calling for a de-americanized world because of the quote intensifying domestic political turmoil in the united states. the u.s. was put on notice today from one of the big credit ratings agencies quote, the repeated brinkmanship over the debt rating -- agency is threatening to downgrade america's credit which could cost us billions of dollars in higher interest payments. those are some of the consequences of letting the u.s. default. it was with that catastrophe getting closer by the hour tha
Univision
Oct 9, 2013 5:35am EDT
presidente el presidente barack obama llamo al lider de la camara baja john boehner, para mi sugerencia es al presidente ha sido y despuÉs de hablar con mi sugerencia es al presidente ha sido y seguirÁ siendo: deje Émonos de excusas, hagamos un voto en la cÁmara pongamos a la gente a trabajar otra vez. ahÍ demÓcratas y republicanos razonables que estan dispuestos a aprobar un proyecto que es el proyecto que el senado ya aprobÓ.. ese voto podrÍa realizarse hoy y el cierre parcial el gobierno podrÍa finalizar hoy y luego negociaciones podrÍan avanzar respecto a cualquier tema, cualquier rubro en ese proyecto despuÉs de hablar con el presidente, el presidente de la camara, john boehner criticÓ con firmeza la postura de obama. los estadounidenses esperan que resolvamos los estadounidenses esperan que resolvamos nuestras diferencias, pero negarse a negociar es una postura indomable y, francamente, nega Ándose a negociar, harry reid y el presidente ponen a nuestro paÍs en un camino muy peligroso. en nuestra histioria, nunca un presidente se ha negado otro de los temas
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